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conscious-being-in-prayer-optiBy Jaime Tanna

People are worried that with an ever increasing population we won’t have enough land to live on… that we won’t have enough food, or clean, drinkable water in the very near future… Yet, this is truly a matter of consciousness! 7 billion conscious, awake human beings would create a VERY different world to the state of our world today.

With conscious behaviours, we could certainly have 20 billion people and life would flourish! Yet, the sad fact is that the earth is dying with just 7 billion people, and we are all suffering, because of our own ignorance (darkness).

We have allowed our governments and mega corporations to make mock of us. They feed us death, and call it life. By continually bowing to the tremendous power of the rich elite — who run mega corporations that promote truly selfish agendas — our politicians and other authority figures are guilty of putting profits before people and we are seeing the dire consequences reflected back to us in practically every area of life as we know it. Human, land and animal life has never suffered more!

Chemtrails, pesticides, harmful GM foods (marketed as safe, and the “solution” to world hunger), tortured farm animals filled with all kinds of antibiotics and bred as fast as possible to feed the ever-growing & virtually insatiable demand for (poor quality)meat/junk food, fracking, mass deforestation to “create” land for breeding such meat, unsafe, ineffective pharmaceutical drugs pushed to market with misleading information (the vast majority of of Pharma drugs cause chronic, debilitating illnesses whilst treating only the symptoms of a patient’s disease), suppression of at least one known natural remedy (which has the power to heal many debilitating illnesses of the body including Cancer!), making it illegal to even grow in one’s home/backyard, are all pointers to a marked dysfunction of human consciousness.

It’s not that we don’t have the ability to heal our world, it’s just that we lack the collective willpower.

Our blindness is self-caused, however.

Most people refuse to even look… and if they do care to see it, they quickly say to themselves, or others, “It’s not MY problem… what can I do?”

Children and adults continuously engage in “entertainment”, often where horrific violence is accepted as ‘normal’, just to avoid the pain of facing their pain…

We drink copious amounts of alcohol and fall into a hypnotic slumber, ingesting all those wonderful advertising messages about which new product we must have!

We read about the massacre of children and adults in different countries on the front page of the newspapers — it’s okay though because some of them are really terrorists… the mainstream media says so! — and then quickly flick to the Sport section to see if “our team” won last night, and which player got that multi-million dollar contract!

Back to work, gotta pay those bills… no time to worry about the world’s troubles! Really, what can we do?!

So, who will heal our world?

Surely we cannot leave it up to the politicians who betray our trust every day…

Surely we cannot leave it up to the corporations whose only motive is the profit of the shareholders.

Surely, we cannot leave it up to the priests or pundits either…

People go to their church, or mosque or temple to be “absolved” but the guilt lingers on…. they stuff their pain with junk food, alcohol, violence and worse…

We must remember who we are, and stop living a half life! We must forgive ourselves and then take whatever small action steps we can, from a place of clear perception, and love… Love for ourselves and this planet.

Act locally, think globally.  Let this be your intention, and your ‘default program’.

You may be overwhelmed when you think of how to help the whole world, but you cannot be overwhelmed by helping your own community. By being willing to lend a hand, and to speak up when the truth is distorted or twisted to suit agendas that do not benefit the whole, you will play a great part in shifting the balance of power. For truly, we cannot know how our actions will empower others…

One woman refusing to give up her seat on a bus, changed the political landscape of America and empowered millions!

One man refusing to engage his enemy in violent confrontation changed the course of a country.

It is now up to all of us to change our world. We must choose to stand up against the corruption, and misinformation being spread by those in power at virtually every level.

Those currently in power are drunk from it – and benefit from keeping us drugged, physically and mentally, because it is only if they keep us in this dark, unconscious state that we will continue to fail to act.

But is is not too late!  We have a small window of opportunity to reverse the tide! If we can simply learn to trust our intuitive sense again about right and wrong, we will stop believing the propaganda that disempowers us. We won’t simply believe authority figures, particularly if we see they have vested interests in a particular outcome!

For example, if we admit children are at risk of being harmed from the current vaccines, then we will stop and ask what is being put in those “medicines”. We may not throw out all vaccines, but our dominant focus would be the safety of those coming into the world, not simply following fear-based laws that take away basic human rights.

We must raise our consciousness, and stop ingesting falsehoods. We must go inwards to connect with the deeper source of wisdom within, and then use our minds to critically assess situations with empathy and insight.

The world is still in darkness. And it is in danger. This much we can admit if we are fully present to what is going on around us. Many brave souls are speaking up, but they are in the minority. Mainstream media spins its devious tales, dancing to the tune of the power-brokers who lurk in the shadows of human consciousness. Watch and observe. They move swiftly to placate our increasing concerns and leak misinformation to distract us from the truth! But we will only buy it if we are asleep!

We need to be alert, vigilant to the dangers facing us and ready to take a stand whenever we can.  It starts with us – and it starts by changing our own behaviours first.

Will you be one of those to help switch on the light?  Will you heed the clarion call?

Source: Energy Therapy

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meditation-3338549_1280IN BRIEF

  • The Facts:Below, you will find 8 paths as described in the second book (out of four) of the Yoga Sutras, written by the Indian sage Patanjali about two thousand years ago.
  • Reflect On:The practice of yoga involves much more than the physical aspect of what many people do today.

Yoga is something that continues to gain a tremendous amount of popularity throughout the world as we move through 2015 and beyond. It’s not a religion, and it is used and practiced by theists, atheists, and everyone in between. There are two major components of yoga that are now being practiced in the West today: physical fitness through stretching (asana), and mental fitness through the practice of meditation (dhyana).

Many in the West do not know that for thousands of years, the true nature of yoga was to achieve states of insightfulness that helped to reveal the true nature of Reality, “before personal biases and cultural expectations have a chance to distort our perceptions.” (1)

Yoga predates Hinduism by centuries, possibly millennia, and is closely associated with Jainism and Buddhism. Its origins can be traced back three to five thousand years ago.

Below, you will find 8 paths as described in the second book (out of four) of the Yoga Sutras, written by the Indian sage Patanjali about two thousand years ago. I thought it would be useful to share, as reflecting on these teachings, for some people, can really improve mental states and life in general.

“The second book of the Yoga Sutras describes the practice of yoga. The goal of practice is to break out of the destructive habits that distract the mind and in turn create suffering. Patanjali describes a method known as ashtanga, or the eightfold path.” Dean Radin, PhD., Chief Scientist At The Institute of Noetic Sciences (1)

Here they are:

Path 1 is Yama: Restraining from harmful behaviour, or cautions on what behaviour to avoid. This includes violence, injury, telling falsehoods, stealing, lasciviousness, greed, and in general adopting ethical and virtuous behaviour.

Path 2 is Niyama: Developing beneficial behaviour, or guidelines on what behaviours to encourage. This includes cleanliness and austerity, along with cultivating an attitude of gratitude and contentment, and being engaged in a disciplined practice of focus, devotion, and self-study.

Path 3 is Asana: Developing of physical postures. These are designed to assist the mind and body in relaxing, through development of strength, steadiness, and flexibility. The purpose of the asanas is to prepare the body to comfortably withstand the rigors of long-term meditation.

Path 4 is Pranayama: Conscious breathing techniques. These further the mind’s ability to focus, and they energize the body.

Path 5 is Pratyhara: Withdrawing from ordinary sensory perceptions and limiting focus to a single object of attention. Restricting one’s attention frees the mind to concentrate on internal objects of attention, fostering even more tranquility of mind.

Path 6 is Dharana: Developing a steady, sustained concentration. The root word for dhri in dharana means “to hold”; one holds attention on a single object of thought. This type of concentration is similar to that experienced during highly focused intellectual work.

Path 7 is Dhyana: Developing prolonged levels of concentration on an object, with deeper absorption and greater sustained alertness. This is sometimes referred to as meditation.

Path 8 is Samadhi: Unity or mystical absorption with an object of attention. In this state, distinctions between subject and object dissolve and one “becomes” the object of meditation. This awareness is frequently described as ecstatic. That is, it is a super-aware state accompanied by intense, nonsensual pleasure.

Source: Collective Evolution & (1) Radin, Dean. Supernormal: Science, Yoga and the Evidence For Exraordinary Psychic Abilities. New York, Deepak Chopra Books , 2013

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When I was a child about nine years old or so, I embarked on a mission to discover the barrier between waking and sleeping. I believed that if I concentrated each night before falling asleep, I would recognize the moment I slipped out of consciousness and into dream. I never found the precise line — although I did, unintentionally, teach myself to lucid dream.

But now there is research showing that the brain does have an on/off switch that triggers unconsciousness. Mohamad Koubeissi at the George Washington University in Washington DC and his colleagues describe for the first time a way to switch off consciousness by electrically stimulating a part of the brain called the claustrum.

Simulating The Human Brain

Their accidental discovery could lead to a deeper understanding of a fundamental mystery of the human brain; that is, how conscious awareness arises.

The discovery came while the researchers were studying a woman who has epilepsy. During a procedure, they used deep brain electrodes to record signals from different parts of her brain in order to determine where here seizures were originating. One electrode was place next to the claustrum, a thin, sheet-like structure underneath the neocortex. Although this area has never been electrically stimulated before, it had been implicated in the past as a possible control center for consciousness by neuroscientist Francis Crick, who identified the structure of DNA, and his colleague Christof Koch of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle.

Koubeissi and his team found that Crick and Koch might have been on to something. When they stimulated the area with electrical impulses from the brain electrodes, the woman stopped reading, stared blankly into space and didn’t respond to auditory or visual commands. Her breathing slowed as well. She had lost consciousness. When the scientists turned off the electrical stimuli, she immediately regained consciousness with no memory of blanking out. Additional attempts were tried over two days and each time, the same thing happened.

New Scientist reported on the results and in the article Koubeissi says he thinks the claustrum indeed plays a vital role in triggering conscious. “I would liken it to a car,” he told New Scientist reporter Helen Thompson.

“A car on the road has many parts that facilitate its movement – the gas, the transmission, the engine – but there’s only one spot where you turn the key and it all switches on and works together. So while consciousness is a complicated process created via many structures and networks – we may have found the key.”

Project To Map The Human Brain

One researcher, Anil Seth, who studies consciousness at the University of Sussex, UK, pointed out that the woman in the study had had part of her hippocampus removed earlier as a way to treat her epilepsy, so she doesn’t represent a “normal” brain.

Additional research is needed. But the results could open wide a door on one of the most mysterious aspects of existence. We could determine once and for all what living creatures are aware of themselves and the world around them.

Source: Discovery

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AlterOurWorldNikola Tesla said it best, “the day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence. To understand the true nature of the universe, one must think it terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

Swami Vivekananda was Tesla’s mentor, an Indian Hindu monk and chief disciple of the 19th century saint Ramakrishna. Science works best when in harmony with nature. If we put these two together, we can discover great technologies that can only come about when the consciousness of the planet is ready to embrace them, like free energy.

I want to make it clear that my intention of presenting this information is to demonstrate that thoughts, intentions, prayer and other units of consciousness can directly influence our physical material world. Consciousness can be a big factor in creating change on the planet. Sending thoughts of love, healing intent, prayer, good intention, and more can have a powerful influence on what you are directing those feelings towards. Fukushima for example, if a mass amount of people send their thoughts and good intention to our waters, we can help mitigate the situation. These concepts can be used on a mass scale as one human race with one intent in their hearts, for multiple problems, as well as individual situations in our own lives. When our consciousness starts to merge into one as a collective, and we all start to see through the same eyes, we will begin to transform the world around us. I believe we are currently in this process. For quite some time now, physicists have been exploring the relationship between human consciousness and its relationship to the structure of matter.

Previously it was believed that a Newtonian material universe was the foundation of our physical material reality. This all changed when scientists began to recognize that everything in the universe is made out of energy. Quantum physicists discovered that physical atoms are made up of vorticies of energy that are constantly spinning and vibrating. Matter, at it’s tiniest observable level, is energy, and human consciousness is connected to it, human consciousness can influence it’s behavior and even re-structure it.

“Everything we call real is made of things that cannot be regarded as real” – Niels Bohr

“The hypothesis of modern science starts from matter as the basic reality, considering space to be an extension of the void. The phenomenon of creation of stable cosmic matter, therefore, goes beyond the scope of present science. The theory also neither pinpoints the source of cosmic energy that resides in the structure of matter, nor can it explain the cause of material properties that are experienced with the behavior of matter. These are, in brief, the limitations of modern scientific theories at the most basic level of the physical phenomena of nature. When a scientific theory cannot cope with the question of the very origin of the universal matter and energy, how could it ever grasp and explain the phenomenon of consciousness which is evident in living beings?” – Paramahamsa Tewari

The revelation that the universe is not an assembly of physical parts, but instead comes from an entanglement of immaterial energy waves stems from the work of Albert Einstein, Max Planck and Werner Heisenberg, amongst others. Read more…

Source: Social Consciousness

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Ho’oponopono Meditation Prayer and Chant. This meditation includes the Ho’oponopono Mantra I am sorry, please forgive me, I love you and I thank you. The background is a music track from the album “Ho’oponopono Song” from Aman Ryusuke Seto.

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BY KIMBERLY CARSON

Is a regular meditation routine or frequent orgasmic experiences preferable for overall health enhancement? Which provides more relief and stress release? Here are some facts.

Bruce O’Hara and colleagues at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, decided to explore the claims that meditation does more than just feel good and calm you down, it makes you perform better – and alters the structure of your brain. Using a well-established psychomotor vigilance task, the researchers concluded that meditation improved test performance.

Doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston report that meditating actually increases the thickness of the brain cortex in areas involved in attention and sensory processing. The growth of the cortex is not due to the growth of neurons, but results from wider blood vessels, more supporting structures such as glia and astrocytes, and increased branching and connections.

Major scientific journals such as Science, the American Journal of Physiology, Scientific America, Lancet, the Journal of Counseling Psychology, the International Journal of Neuroscience, the Journal of the Canadian Medical Association, the British Journal of Educational Psychology, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution all published research on the positive benefits of transcendental meditation.

Intelligence growth, increased creativity, broader comprehension, improved perception, greater orderliness, improved academic skills, lower blood pressure, reduced anxiety, improved health, reversal of aging, change in breathing, deep rest, increased productivity, decreased drug abuse, improved relations, self-actualization, increased energy, greater appreciation of others, increased self-esteem, decreased crime, reduced conflict, and improved quality of life are all positively impacted by a regular meditation practice of approximately twenty minutes a day.

All this just from being quiet? Read more…

Source: Examiner/Medford

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